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school she is already behind and that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally, rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks to tilt policies in their favor at everyone else's expense. so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged, and that increases cynicism and polarization, and decreased the political participation. so this is an issue that we have to tackle head on, and if in fact the majority of americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and brood based growth for all americans the question is why has washington consistently failed to act? i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first there's the myth that this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominant minority poor. this is a black problem or hispanic problem ornatetive american problem. now it's true that the painful legacy of discrimination means that african-americans, latinos, native americans are far more likely to suffer from lack of opportu
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the deficit. those are precisely the things that he accomplished, so i'm pleased to know you agree. >> the difference quite simply is after five years, he still has not learned how to reach across the aisle. he was willing to sit down -- >> i've said this before, and i guess this is a tribute to you. you were a different kind of speaker. you were able to bring your caucus along, and get things done. >>> congressman, i'm sure you have a lot to respond to. >> yes, i do. very specific question. u ubs. >> do you great deal that inequality is a problem? >> yes, it's getting worse. you would think they weren't in power. the fact is the democrats have the house and senate. they did a $787 billion stimulus plan, the cash for clunkers, all these things that didn't grow the economy. they exacerbated the problem. we have literally more than 66,000 federal workers on the federal payroll. the deficit has just exploded. the pope actually blamed income and equality, and rush limbaugh quickly denounced the pope saying, quote, this is just pure marxism out of the mouth of the pope. who is right? >>
, and that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally, rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or hire high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to tilt the playing field in their favor at everyone else's expense, and so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. and that increases cynicism and polarization and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-government. so this is an issue that we have to tackle head on. and if in fact the majority of americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all americans, the question is why has washington consistently failed to act? and i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first, there is the myth that this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority poor. this isn't a broad-based problem, this is a black problem or hispanic problem or native american problem. it's true that the painful legacy of discrimina
financial burden, a huge problem that is going to blow our budgets and our deficit apart. that is what the american people are looking at command that is why, you know -- lou: they are not looking at that, if i may. you know, they may, as they read your book, as they listen to dr. brown and his colleague, but the reality is, they're looking at a train wreck. the expression was used to describe the website. it is so monumentally massively more than that that it is incomprehensible. the number. $17 trillion. 9 million people added to the medicaid rolls. we are looking at an explosion of entitlements and debt and possibly devastation to the deficit and to the country if we don't get in charge of it. >> you are absolutely -- >> this president seems to have no sense of what to do. i will give you the last word here congressman, but it seems the republicans don't have the answers either. >> you are absolutely correct. it is monumental. needs to be totally ripped out by the roots and replaced with something such as my patient option act. we do have some republicans and democrats that wants to
administrations have danced around the mission of our infrastructure deficit. for all the attention to the various fiscal cliffs, the looming infrastructure deficit is every bit as critical. for two centuries, infrastructure was a bipartisan issue, from lincoln with the transcontinental railroad to democrats and republicans coming together to launch the interstate freeway system, signed into law by president eisenhower, subsequent roads, transit and water investments helped fuel our economy and tie the nation together. more recently, the failure to address long-term funding has also been bipartisan. the bush administration ignored strong recommendations from their own private sector experts that they impaneled to give advice. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has sec
decade or so. deficits being reduced. all sorts of cuts all over throughout this government. we're in a recovery from a recession. we're not adding federal jobs. and so the idea that he is sort of taking this government in a direction that it's never been in before is absolutely absurd. and just a little more history here. history will say this is the president only in this period of time who talked about contracting executive power. he's the only one who is publicly talking about reeling in executive power. when he responded to the heckler for the immigration piece, he's talking about really inexecutive power, let's do it through legislative processes instead of through executive orders. so you won't see any other modern era presidents talk about it. certainly no one previous in our lifetime to president obama. >> some happened with don't ask, don't tell. oppose the left people saying he should do something in executive order and he wanted to go through congress. so krystal, is the point hear really that republicans are facing the frustration of knowing that president obama did
to suggest that budget deficits are created by the poor. you know, you mentioned walmart and others who pay a sub minimum wage, essentially, the minimum wage isn't worth what it was in 1968. and they get -- that cost us $7 billion in just food stamps alone, because those people don't have enough money to stay out of poverty. they're against increasing the minimum wage, and they're against these people having enough money for food and their family. they know the fact that most of the studies show that most -- so many people on food stamps run out of food. the third week of the month. that when they have the money for food, et cetera $1.40 per person, per meal. they know how difficult it is for them to have the necessity. but that's not their political agenda. their political agenda is to demonize it. that's why they fight back so hard when the pope suggests that we should appeal to our better humanity, and care for these people and be concerned about these people. and try to get them up on their feet and get them proddive in society and provide the mechanisms to do that. that's what the pope
soul for older ahead of the game which is important because that means the budget deficit that is gonna come down a bit as well so the reports of numbers in the big picture. events like these more of that frame of reference is showing that was consistent with a blaze in a number of people being paid for. so what to get and there is that more people in work paid for income tax but also forcing an increase in the eighteen members about the consistent again but more people at work earning a bit more money spending it with a bit more money into a comedy i'm not a drop in the number of people the live register again consistent with the full and standing on the social welfare side. so overall this awesome to see possibly be a reversal of that vicious circle that beat odds in the economy over the house five years on possibly hopefully at the start of a virtuous circle of more employment more taxes more spending. i have been the economy and less spending on things like social welfare. they didn't teach our kids. the former chairman of the labour party kong tv has joined see enough old beagle le
throw deficit. but the way to do it, and tragically the bankruptcy court can't order the state to kick in a little money, to put back the $47 million they paid, that's the way to do it. so -- >> so if they wanted to reinstate that revenue sharing they took away, you could create a cash flow to get their head above water? >> yes, and you could do it that way ininstead of bankruptcy. >> when you look at the number of bills passed by the house and the paltry number of bills passed by the senate you can see where the problem is. >> yes, we can. and we'll talk about it next. >>> there are eight, count them, eight legislative days left in the first year of the 113th congress, and it is on pace to be a record breaking one. the least productive congress in the history of the american republic. the first session has passed 52 laws so far, easily making it the least productive first session of any congress in history. it is lowest than the least productive first session that happened to be from the last congress, the 112th. this may why congress's approval rating hit an all-time record low. cong
. caller: good morning, america. in 2008, obama came in. a budget deficit. $9.6 trillion deficit. in, america hired democrat congress, senate, president. they stuffed obama down our throats without any consent from republicans. here we are $17 trillion in debt. benghazi, mexico. people whove the believesnd what obama -- shutting down businesses. these democrats have done enough. harry reid has not passed a budget in this country in six years. where is the outrage there? we have no budget. where's the outrage? we are a country with no budget. you run your household with no budget? they are stealing the money to go back to the campaigns, to a democrats. wake up and look at the democrats -- facts. this guy's a socialist and that is what will be coming. god bless us all. host: former president bill clinton weighed in on the health care law i while ago, saying that the president should keep his pledge on if you like your you -- insurance you should keep it. was interviewed yesterday and asked about why he made those comments. [video clip] is it because you are setting the way for mrs. cli
the growing deficit problems according to president obama and said that is the biggest challenge of our time and said that he is going to spend the last three years in office trying to battle that. that is a populist kind of message one that he tried to strike before the election of 2012 and again that he has tried to hit again and again about income in equality. it is tough for the president to make with this president dealing with the economy that he has been staeering now for a few years. >> i want to turn you to obama care. the administration it appears now knew more and more and more from the federal register in fact mid range estimates show that 76% of small group plans would be cancelled. 55% of large employer plans would be 63% in all. what do you make of this. >> jim engel has been getting into the weeds of this. this is from the federal register. this is their projections of the total 157 million employer policies set to be cancelled next year of the 157 million, next year according to the projections, you had the mid range estimates 76% of the small group, 55% of the large employe
-off family. which means by the time she starts school she is already behind. that deficit can compound itself over time. and finally rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for our democracy. ordinary folks can't write massive campaign checks or high-priced lobbyists and lawyers to secure policies that tilt the playing field in their family and at everyone else's expense. so people get the bad taste that the system is rigged. and that increases cynicism and polarization and it decreases the political participation that is a requisite part of our system of self-government. this is an issue that we have to tackle. if in fact the majority of americans agree that our number one priority is to restore opportunity and broad-based growth for all americans to question his why ask washington washington -- why his washington consistently failed to act? i think a big reason is the myths that have developed around the issue of inequality. first there is the myth but this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority people. this isn't a broad based problem or a black problem
that the deficit all the park is open to counter anti pulled out of the chinese academy of scientists shows. and if he doesn't love an adopted over the place and can count about two point five two he ran for four hundred and doing your dollars. but the real numbers to forty four point three billion us dollars. now with almost three hundred pics in piccadilly raquel is distorted. well the problem is their duty. both central and provincial government to allocate enough money to person contact. they don't want you to put money into the pentagon to always appreciate. chinese leaders expressed their opinions on the internet one roof top. i paid over three decades of conscience or be nice to me might come to camp really have money left. the problem is that although the end of the retirement age. what if i still have no money might have to count them. another one complaint about the attitude toward and to quote mike and i determined that today would lead the charge for pension issue the nineteen ninety five and holding the pension problem after directed the government that penchant to the reliant
. in the long run, what we save shows up as higher paychecks for workers and lower deficits for the government. indeed, the cbo estimates in the second decade, once the aca is in effect it will shave 0.5% gdp off the deficit every year. that's about $80 billion each year in today's economy. the new york times reports this morning that the cost of the aca is headed in the other direction. economic benefits are going up and costs are going down. how do we implement all these benefits to make sure it translates into better care for every american? a lot of the benefits are in place, as i said, americans had been benefiting since 2010 but what we have to do is keep spreading the word so americans know these options are available to them. for americans without insurance, we are working to help get them covered and this is where much of the attention has been since october 1. the new health insurance marketplace will help insure millions of hard-working americans find affordable health care. in states where they are working to make this law work for more of their federal citizens, people are signing
all they have said about reducing the deficit over the next few years, it leaves room for cutting taxes. i think what the uk needs is a rebalancing towards investment and exports. the government realizes this and i think as a consequence it's unlikely to do things to throw additional fuel on the fire of consumption. >> do you think the government is doing enough? are you expecting any measures, say, on planning tomorrow from the troika? would that have helped? we had construction pmis this week very strong, rising like a phoenix out of the ashes. but many suppliers saying the supply side of that market is still very, very underperforming. >> yeah. i mean, when it comes to the supply side of the uk housing market, it really is down to things like change, having a look at the green belt legislation, trying to, you know, incentivize local authorities to watch the yen gauge much more heavily in this planning process than they have up to now. so it's not really about major macro reforms. i think it's about reforming the supply side of the housing market. that's going to take many years
might remember him from the big deficit reduction in 2010. he was part of that and he killed it. also the big bipartisan gang of six. he was part of that ena he killed it. he was about part of the grand bargain in 2011 which was killed by paul ryan. so yes, patty murray and paul ryan are reportedly close to a deal that would kill the sequester, get us a budget, and all sorts of reasonable things that everybody in washington says they want. paul ryan's history of working on deals like this is he likes to be seen working on them before he breaks free and calls them impure and kills what he helped to negotiate. i'm not getting excited about this yet. initial reports are positive, long term prospects are dim. even the babiest of babe steps are steps. in a year like this one, a congress like this one, the most meager signs of progress must be nurtured. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but,
to be creative about how you drive down their catch throw deficit. but the way to do it, and tragically the bankruptcy court can't order the state to kick in a little money, to put back the $47 million they paid, that's the way to do it. so -- >> so if they wanted to reinstate that revenue sharing they took away, you could create a cash flow to get their head above water? >> yes, and you could do it that way instead of bankruptcy. >> when you look at the number of bills passed by the house and the paltry number of bills passed by the senate you can see where the problem is. >> yes, we can. and we'll talk about it next. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about
with paul ryan on this. you might remember him from the big deficit reduction in 2010. he was part of that and he killed it. he was part of that ena he killed it. he was about part of the grand bargain in 2011 which was killed by paul ryan. so yes, patty murray and paul ryan are reportedly close to a deal that would kill the sequester, get us a budget, and all sorts of reasonable things that everybody in washington says they want. paul ryan's history of working on deals like this is he likes to be seen working on them before he breaks free and calls them impure and kills what he helped to negotiate. i'm not getting excited about this yet. initial reports are positive, long term prospects are dim. even the babiest of babe steps are steps. in a year like this one, a congress like this one, the most meager signs of progress must be nurtured. urpassed craftsmanship at the lexus december to remember sales event. some of the best offers of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advi
it would explode the deficit, that wouldn't look like it was going to expand government to basically abide by what boehner just said there, the cost could potentially be astronomical in some places. now, it could end up being that the president's health care law ends up costing a lot more than the experts have said, but for right now the best people we got, the congressional budget office insists it's not going to be that costly. it's hard for republicans to come up with something that will be as fiscally neutral and responsible as the law as it is written right now that the president has. >> it was like the speaker saying holding up four candy canes saying like all these? i'll give them to you. thank you chuck todd and clarence page. >>> up next, what's the explanation for this star wars inspired scene on the national mall here in washington? the sideshow's next. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] this duracell truck has some very special power. ♪ [ toys chattering ] it's filled with new duracell quantum batteries. [ toy meows ] [ dog whines ] [ toy meows
no more bailouts. >> also said it wouldn't add a dollar to the deficit and the insurance companies knew they were always going to get this. that's why i don't buy when anyone says it will collapse on its open weight. they will continue to pump money into save it. in there was a tragic train wreck in new york over the weekend and the conductor lost his insurance because of obama care. so i think frankly that there are a lot of things happening in america today, the problems over obama care, the weather, everything is going terrible. >> are you kidding me? the fact of the matter is things starting to work better and better. the democrats have to run on it. they know they can't run against it. they voted for the they think. by the way, this earpiece one more time -- they voted on it, so now what are they going to do? they will try to get around behind it, so they have to run on it. >> what about the bailout for the insurance companies? >> i wouldn't bail the insurance companies out if they -- >> that was from the white house. the white house offered incentives to, quote, help offset losses
. >>> a congress department announced the trade deficit dropped to 5.4% in october. the u.s. exported more soy beans, collectibles, and petroleum. the trade gap stands at 40.6 billion which is down only slightly from this time last year. >>> a plan to blow out the lights on electronic cigarettes. new actions taken against smoking in one bay area city but why the fight over the controversial cigarettes is not over yet. >>> plus santa is going to get some extra security when he flies to the skies christmas eve delivering presents. the surprising changes coming to norad. ♪ ♪ looks like you started to make something. ♪ oh, a green! ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] cheerios. with flavors your heart will love. >>> welcome back. time is 5:54. treasure island residents are forced to move out of their homes for a cleanup of taxic chemical -- toxic chemicals. 24 homes recently sheafed notices. they will have to move out. the navy will clean up toxic material under ground as well as ground water contaminated with arsenic. last night a lot of the effected residents went to this meeting with the islands'
not propose any initiatives during his speech. but he said a rapidly growing of deficit opportunity is a bigger threat than the fiscal. we'll go to danny, professor of economics, great to have you back. >> thank you. >> a pleasure, you heard just a moment ago, america's dangerously growing income is defining the challenge of our time. is the president correct, or is he, as some would say, overstating the income inequality and wealth gap argument with that kind of a statement? >> no, if anything there is an understatement. he's absolutely correct saying that it is a defining problem. and this problem has just--it has been exacerbated by global pressures. it is an issue that the white house--i had an opportunity to attend a summit at the white house by the president's council with economic advisers. it is an issue that has to be addressed in light of what is taking place in the economy. >> let's drill down an a bit. we had a conversation before we went to air. as concerned as you are about income inyou quality, you're even more concerned about the wealth gap. >> if you look at income
and deficit. >> we'll see what they can come up with between now and then. that's it for me. i'm be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." "newsroom" continues right now with brooke baldwin. >>> hi, there. i'm brooke baldwin live in new york today. we begin with a story that absolutely broke the nation's heart. i'll never forget it. i was there in newtown. i saw first hand the utter devastation, the anguish upon the faces of those in the community, the first responders, the children because of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. i talk eed to a first responder trembling with grief. i saw the funeral processions with the tiny white caskets for young first grade victims, and moments ago, we got the 911 calls, these tapes, from that mass shooting in this quaint connecticut town. the 911 calls from inside the school where a an
for the month. also out today we have third quarter productivity, trade deficit, new home sale, manufacturing index and beige book. jp morgan chase and citibank is among those assessed $2.3 billion. society general, royal bank of scotland were among those fined. sears executive has reduced the stake to 48.4% down from the prior 55.4%. investors that decided to exit lam pert's stake shares were down. >> thanks. i was going to see how much -- he's still loaded, $5.9 billion. he still has half. >> roughly, yeah. >> let's get a check on gold prices and currency levels. joining us now the bks management, shaun is editor of the wealth report. our guest host wants to talk. can you say it? can't talk about it if i can't say it. what was the news? number in in terms of reserve currencies. >> in materiaterms of trade. the chinese economy and society itself becomes more open. it's a transactional unit. there's too much issue from property rights point of view to trust as a reserve currency. >> what about the reports coming out of the saudi arabia that they're negotiating with the chinese to pay for oil?
fundamentally this plan will work. if we go back and we look. we have a $100 trillion deficit. this was before obama care. it took money from medicare which is already broke and then added a bunch of new people to medicaid as luis said. the states to have pick up the costs and the states like my state of california and illinois, they're both broke already. >> the states have to pick up 10% of the costs in a few years of medicaid. i mean interesting federal government is paying most of it. >> up front. part of the reason why the administration now has delayed the enrollment. they say they and paneleded it until after the 2014 elections. next year people will pay much higher prices than this year. so i think long term, we submitted a plan. the president talks about a plan that he is open to plans women submitted a plan. myself, paul ryan, senator co-bush, we introduced a bill before it was introduced. >> one of the things that i think is pretty cool about this booking, i'm not just saying this. you are two of the most candid people on capitol hill and that says a lot. a lot of candid people up t
, by platform, by a vision of where to lead to reinvent the party. and you see the great deficit in those remarks by the speaker that the congressional wing of the republican party has in the eyes of the american people, absolutely bereft of ideas. i'm not a fan of the affordable care act, but my party has no solutions to deal with what's a real issue. no working person in this country, for example, should lose their house, go bankrupt, because their kid breaks their leg or their spouse gets leukemia, so republicans, who were once the party of ideas, during the regan era, through the 1990s along with president clinton, we have collapsed as far as our ability to be policy entrepreneurs. that's the great challenge if we're to be successful in 2016, to have candidates to break away, put forward ideas about economic growth, health care, and ideas that americans are focused on. >> jonathan, you wrote a great piece today about the republican party basically being dead to the ideas. the thing that strikes me about the video that we saw, it's one thing for john boehner to not really have any heal
quarters gym a football. come back with 27 point deficit and they beat toronto. good stuff. >> thanks very much larry. >> has this edition of 7 news hear on coffee tv 20. here's hear on coffee tv 20. here's all of us i'm dan ashley thanks pelton [over pa]: it's hard to believe finals are here. and i know during this stressful time, my voice blaring over a pa can't help. which is why, for the next three days, you'll hear nothing but soothing sounds of nature.
. budget deficit $380 million. 17.7% unemployment rate and a quarter of a million people have dropped from the population and down to 700,000 people today. matt, obviously no one wants to see the pensioners who have been used to living on a concern check get less, but it doesn't seem like there is any choices here other than that. >> i don't think anybody wants to see something relying on the pension check to pay their mortgage or food on table, but at the same time, i don't know where the money is coming from. the for ever cents detroit is bringing in 45 cents is going toward debt and it is going to go up to 60 cents they say. >> we have seen this across the county where public unions have cut deals with the government. they are i scratch your back you scratch mine. and that is how this ballooned into this situation where they made promises they can not keep. >> a lot of deals took place a long time ago. but you are running out ouf mof money. detroit, for example, has twice as many pensioners as they do employers in the city. it comes done to math. you have to bring in x-amount of dollars
as there is a demand. warriors the team overcame a 27- point deficit to win. dennis rodman will be training north korea's basketball team. and eaglecam is trenning. >>> a sea eagle in australia stole a camera and took a selfie. rangers placed it near a river in may to get pictures of crocodiles but you can see, i don't see any crocodiles in the air. an eagle picked it up, took it on a 68-mile journey before setting it down again. >>> and one of these cute faces could be yours starting today for free. the tricity animal shelter in fremont is offering pet adoptions all month long at no charge. >> we're hoping people will choose to give a little animal like nugget a home for the holidays rather than buy a new tv or a vcr or something like that. >> the offer is good for all qualified and approved homes. animals will be spayed or neutered have rabies vaccine and microchip at no cost that usually costs about $150. >>> all right. 5:15 now. and let's check in with liz to see how traffic is moving along. >> good morning. traffic is looking great overall. no big accidents. a lot of overnight roadwork has been p
. liz: the trade deficit narrowing as exports hit a record high. picking up in global demand that could help boost american growth in the fourth quarter. david: and falling of the fda revealed the company recalling 1400 robotic surgery systems because of concerns the devices could stall and that was bad news for the stock. "after the bell" starts right now. liz: i could say this was massive action but if you're just tuning in and look these numbers are not that great, we were way lower but also way higher. let's break down the market action. portfolio manager who doesn't expect to taper anytime soon despite the strong adp report. what it means for your investment and todd horvitz. what interesting market behavior today, as we went into the 3:00 p.m. eastern show we had crossed the flatlined, so tough to find direction. >> it was like a big soap opera today. they laughed, they cried, they took them down, they took them up. closed around the flatlined. the market is very volatile, everybodeverybody's pointing toy jobs number. all the other news, really not where we are focusing. everybody
. we should be at the top. >> overnight anchors. >> teachers are at a deficit of 432 minutes. aircraft pilots, landscapers, bartenders, that makes sense. sales reps hairstylist, they work a day job but maybe they like to party. >> that may be it. >> forest and logging workers. i could see that. >> i don't know where we are but we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a night. >> i think i'm averaging 5 1/2 split up, not even in one dose. we should be at the top. >> yeah. i get maybe five hours a day, not even a >>> this morning on "world news now," in a daze. that's the explanation from the man at the controls of that doomed commuter train as it zoomed around a curve at three times the speed limit. new details in the investigation. >>> danger zone. the winter system plunging temperatures coast to coast. the snowfall, windchills and serious threat to crops. >>> double trouble, two different -- different meningitis outbreaks on two campuses. the colleges taking action and precautions for students. >>> turning up the he
spent on the traditional program. particularly when there's so much concerned with the deficit and debt. medicare is historically -- payments below or equal to what medicare would expect to be in the traditional program for beneficiaries who enroll in the plan. this changed in 2003, and by 2009, payments were considerably higher than medicare would've paid for the same beneficiaries if they were in the traditional program. this cause every beneficiary more in added part b premiums and provide a little incentives for m.a. plans to become more efficient. when i examined the 2009 plan data i found wide variation in m.a. plans cost relative to traditional medicare spending, even controlling for plan levels, plan types and payment levels. that suggest there was room for a lot more efficiency in the program, variable across plants. and the policy changes that were in the aca reflect recommendations that congress is on medicare payment advisory commission has advocated for years. third, many of the concerns raised about 2014 offerings either to my mind from what i've looked at are not consiste
health care costs shows up in entire paychecks for workers and/or deficits the government. indeed, the cbo estimates that in the second decade the aca is in effect once it is in effect it will shave .5% of gdp off our deficit every year. which is about $80 billion each year in today's economy. "the new york times" reports this morning that the cost of the aca are heading in the other direction. so economic benefits are going up, costs are going down. now, how do we implement all these benefits to make sure they translate to better care for everyone? because it will allow -- as i said, millions of americans have been benefiting from them since 2010. what we have to do is keep spreading the word so america's know that these options are available to them. for americans without insurance are working to help them get covered. this is where much of the attention has been since october 1. the new health insurance marketplace will help ensure millions of hard-working americans find affordable health care. in states where governors and legislators, candidates and state-based workstations w
that will solve this problem. it doesn't have a lot of opposition, wouldn't add a dime to the deficit and congress should waste no time in enacting get. ashley: the problem is congress is embroiled in these budget battles that get pushed back two or three month. could this get lost in the shuffle as they deal with a bigger budget? >> we are hopeful that because this has such strong public support it has bipartisan support which is increasingly rare these days. we are hopeful that congress will take it up but it could get lost in the shuffle. ashley: this is a huge hit economy, any numbers over the last year 700,000 yorker's saved $330 million for this benefit. if they lose, that is money taken out of people's pockets and that has to hurt the economy. >> exactly right. this benefit is also good for businesses. people take transit to work save their employers through this tax benefit $300 million in 2010 alone. and letting just the transit portion of this benefit be cut in half, creates an unlevel playing field. if you are a business where a large number of your employees takes public transit to wor
. the possibilities of how to cut the deficit, that's all been discussed over and over ad nauseam again. if we talk about spectrum sales one more time, i think people will start passing out. it's all about the political will. is the political will there this time? >> the calculation has been the pain will inspire political will. we haven't seen this before. every time people say it's going to be fine, we're not going to have a shutdown or play chicken with the fiscal cliff and we do. here's what's perhaps a little bit different, the fact they're negotiating in good faith in private is good. the question will be can republicans accept any revenues from closed loopholes or is that off hand? >> they need to cut. they're on solid ground in terms of wanting to cut. they voted for the sequester. that was a mistake. i like the quiet. >> reality check here, both the democrat and republican version are austerity budgets, the question to what degree. >> hopefully they do the smart thing administratively and give the power of cutting back to the agencies. these guys shouldn't be figuring what cuts to make. >>
for defense department, 45% for domestic programs. does not decrease the deficit. offset by additional revenue and budget cuts. they would not be tax increases and not cuts to medicare and social security or agriculture program but much more mundane things like fees and asset sales and cushing federal retirement, all ways in which the congress hopes it can avoid a shutdown in january and get us back into more stable budgeting environment. >> when is a fee a fee and a tax a tax. john harwood will explore that in the days ahead. >>> we've heard from fast woodworkers, economists on the debate. today an industry executive to tell us what it will really mean for his business. joining me, jamie richardson, vice president of white castle. thank you for being here. >> good to be with you, kelly. >> you say if we raise the minimum wage, president says from $7.25 an hour to, perhaps, $10 an hour. what the direct effect on white castle? >> groups pleading to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. to more than double the mandated minimum wage, it would be catastrophic for white castle, our team members an
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